The Rocky Road

The Rocky Road

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By (author) Eamon Dunphy

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  • Publisher: Penguin Ireland
  • Format: Hardback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 240mm x 36mm | 702g
  • Publication date: 7 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844883329
  • ISBN 13: 9781844883325
  • Sales rank: 47,700

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The memoirs of Eamon Dunphy - the man the Guardian called 'the most entertaining, blindingly brilliant pundit of all tim'. For more than thirty years, no commentator on Irish sport, politics and culture has been the object of so much love, hatred and fascination as Eamon Dunphy. Now, in The Rocky Road - one of the most hotly anticipated Irish autobiographies of recent times - Dunphy takes us behind the scenes of a passionate life - from childhood poverty in Dublin to the Football League to the forefront of journalism and debate in Ireland. "An absolute cracker ...provocative, endlessly entertaining, occasionally over the top but brimming with passion and heart. A memoir worthy of the life and times it describes". (Irish Times). "Outstanding...To paraphrase the great man himself, it's not a good book, it's a great book". (Irish Independent). "Absorbing and heartfelt". (Sunday Business Post). "Excellent ...a exceptionally engaging read". (Irish Mail on Sunday). "A cut above the typical 4-4-2 sporting autobiography ...full of delicious anecdotes". (Sunday Times). "It's a testament to his succinctly brutalist skill as a writer that The Rocky Road remains fascinating even in its most wrong-headed moments". (Sunday Business Post). "Warm, passionate, angry and funny". (Irish Daily Mail).

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Author information

Eamon Dunphy is the author of Only a Game?, A Strange Kind of Glory: Matt Busby and Manchester United, Unforgettable Fire: The Story of U2, and, as ghostwriter, the autobiography of Roy Keane. He lives in Dublin.

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An absolute cracker ... provocative, endlessly entertaining, occasionally over the top but brimming with passion and heart. A memoir worthy of the life and times it describes Irish Times Outstanding ... To paraphrase the great man himself, it's not a good book, it's a great book Irish Independent Absorbing and heartfelt Sunday Business Post Excellent ... a exceptionally engaging read Irish Mail on Sunday A cut above the typical 4-4-2 sporting autobiography ... full of delicious anecdotes Sunday Times It's a testament to his succinctly brutalist skill as a writer that The Rocky Road remains fascinating even in its most wrong-headed moments Sunday Business Post Warm, passionate, angry and funny Irish Daily Mail Doesn't pull any punches Hot Press The book of the year, not just in sport, but in any category Irish Independent A compelling memoir Irish Examiner